Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets: NBA Playoffs Game 4 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 29, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 20, 2021, 1:04 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers (42-30, 1-2) are 4.5-point favorites heading into Game 4 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets (47-25, 2-1) at Moda Center on Saturday, starting at 4:00 PM ET on TNT. The Nuggets lead the series 2-1. The matchup has an over/under set at 227.5 points.

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Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Trail Blazers-4.5-110-110227.5-115-105

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Point Total Insights

  • Portland's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday's matchup total (227.5 points) in 43 out of 75 opportunities (57.3% of matchups).
  • In 49.3% of Denver's games this season (37 of 75), the total points scored was more than Saturday's 227.5-point over/under.
  • The Trail Blazers average 116.1 points per game against the Nuggets' 115.2, totaling 3.8 points over the matchup's total of 227.5.
  • The 224.8 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 2.7 fewer than the 227.5 total in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Trail Blazers games is 230.6 points, 3.1 more than the over/under of 227.5 points for this contest.
  • Nuggets' games have an over/under of 225.6 points this season, 1.9 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Trail Blazers Betting Data

  • Portland has a winning record against the spread this season, going 37-36 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 4.5-point favorites, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 15-14.
  • Portland and its opponents have hit the over in 54.8% of games (40 out of 73 matchups).

Trail Blazers Key Players

  • Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in points and assists. He scores 28.8 points per game while also adding 7.5 assists.
  • Portland is led in rebounds by Enes Kanter's 11.0 per game.
  • Lillard is the top three-point shooter for the Trail Blazers, connecting on 4.1 per game.
  • Robert Covington averages 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Portland.

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Trail Blazers Last 10 Games

Trail Blazers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTrail Blazers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/27/2021Nuggets120-115 DENNoHome+3.5219.5170-200PlayoffsNoOver
5/24/2021Nuggets128-109 DENNoAway+10.5243.5775-1400PlayoffsNoUnder
5/22/2021Nuggets123-109 PORYesAway-9.5240.5-1100700PlayoffsYesUnder
5/16/2021Nuggets132-116 PORYesHome-19.5239.5-100002200Regular SeasonNoOver
5/13/2021Suns118-117 PHONoAway+2.5222.5135-160Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-66-4-0233.8121.2112.6+2.138%

Trail Blazers Injuries

Trail Blazers:Zach Collins: Out For Season (Ankle)

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has a winning record against the spread, going 37-36 ATS (covering 50.7% of the time).
  • When they are at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Nuggets have a record ATS of 22-18.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season -- 39 of 73 (53.4%).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic is atop nearly all of the Nuggets' leaderboards by collecting 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is the top shooter from distance for the Nuggets, hitting 2.8 threes per game.
  • Denver's leader in steals is Jokic with 1.3 per game, and its leader in blocks is JaVale McGee with 1.2 per game.

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Nuggets Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNuggets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/27/2021Trail Blazers120-115 DENYesAway-3.5219.5-200170PlayoffsYesOver
5/24/2021Trail Blazers128-109 DENYesHome-10.5243.5-1400775PlayoffsYesUnder
5/22/2021Trail Blazers123-109 PORNoHome+9.5240.5700-1100PlayoffsNoUnder
5/16/2021Trail Blazers132-116 PORNoAway+19.5239.52200-10000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/14/2021Pistons104-91 DENYesAway-9.5215.5-900600Regular SeasonYesUnder
Nuggets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-47-34-6-0229.4116113.4+1.538.5%

Nuggets Injuries

Nuggets:Will Barton: Out (Hamstring),Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

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